ICAP at Columbia University, a global health leader situated within the Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health in New York City, seeks highly qualified candidates to serve as Deputy Country Director of Programs (1 position) to be based in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.
Beginning in October 2021, through a new five-year cooperative agreement with PEPFAR funding from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), ICAP is supporting comprehensive implementation of HIV prevention, testing, care and treatment, lab, and VMMC interventions at the community and facility levels in Mwanza region in Tanzania. Named the FIKIA+ Project, this project aims to accelerate, expand, and improve the quality of HIV prevention, care, and treatment in order to meet UNAIDS 95-95-95 targets in intervention districts. Under the guidance of the Country Director, the Deputy Country Director of Programs (DCDP) provides programmatic and technical leadership and direction for the FIKIA+ Project and other programs which are currently supported by over 120 full time ICAP staff in Tanzania.
By directly overseeing the work of the Program/Technical and Strategic Information (SI) Units, the DCDP ensures that all diverse programmatic goals and objectives are met and that decisions are data driven. S/he is responsible for leading ICAP’s work to support and strengthen effective, high-quality health systems at ICAP-supported facilities and communities in Tanzania and build health care worker capacity to deliver critical health care services. S/he conducts regular organizational assessments to identify resource gaps and leads efforts to develop and implement course-corrective strategies to ensure achievement of program goals, targets and adherence to timelines, avoid duplication of efforts and ensure efficiency in program implementation. S/he liaises closely with donors, the Ministry of Health (MOH) at national and subnational levels, other host-government entities, civil society groups, and ICAP staff within the region and at headquarters (HQ), as needed, to ensure ICAP in Tanzania’s strategies, technical work plans and budgets are aligned with donor expectations, national priorities, and ICAP’s organizational strategies and approaches. The DCDP holds a senior leadership position and is expected to effectively represent ICAP at national, regional and global consultations, meetings, and conferences.
For more details about this job please click here: ICAP JD – Deputy Country Director of Programs.pdf
The position is contingent upon availability of grant funding. Columbia University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. It does not discriminate against employees or applicants for employment on the basis of race, color, sex, gender, religion, creed, national and ethnic origin, age, citizenship, status as a perceived or actual victim of domestic violence, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, status as a Vietnam era or disabled veteran, or any other legally protected status.
How to apply:
Please visit our website at https://icapacity.icap.columbia.edu for application deadlines and submit your application through the online portal prior to the deadline. Completed applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Furthermore, only short-listed applicants will be contacted.